Lindsay Wildlife Establishes Gary Bogue Memorial Veterinary Fund to Honor Its First Curator
The Lindsay Wildlife Experience Board of Directors has established a veterinary fund in memory of beloved curator emeritus Gary Bogue, who died in September of this year. The Gary Bogue Memorial Veterinary Fund will help ensure that Lindsay’s wildlife hospital continues to pioneer and deliver high-quality care for sick or injured wild animals, primarily California native species.
While serving as Lindsay’s first curator in the 1970s, Bogue established Lindsay’s wildlife hospital, the first hospital for native wildlife in the country. The hospital currently takes in around 5,600 native animals per year, working to return as many as possible back to the wild. Monies donated to the new fund will be used to further veterinary and rehabilitation care, including the cost of providing stipends for veterinary interns, developing and delivering training to students and volunteers on animal care, or purchasing needed medical supplies or acquiring new hospital technologies.
“We think the fund is a fitting tribute to Gary, who cared deeply about the animals brought to Lindsay Wildlife,” said Gary’s widow Lois Bogue, speaking on behalf of Gary’s family. “Gary mastered a wide variety of skills — many learned through trial and error—to restore them to health and to the wild. He was equally passionate about passing on that knowledge, training dozens if not hundreds of volunteers and others across the nation as the wildlife rehabilitation movement blossomed.”
Anyone wishing to contribute to the fund can do so at lindsaywildlife.org/garyboguefund or by mailing a check to Lindsay Wildlife Experience c/o The Gary Bogue Memorial Veterinary Fund, 1931 First Ave. Walnut Creek, CA 94597